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Week 43

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 26, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Upside of Malaysia’s low passenger numbers: fewer aviation complaints

Complaints against Malaysian airlines and airports were 59.1 % lower in the first half of this year as passenger numbers remained depressed. Read More »



Singapore Airlines launches campaign to attract travellers

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a brand campaign to coincide with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, kicking off with a 30-second video featuring levitating passengers as they head to the airport. Read More »



Emirates Airline to hire 6,000 staff

The easing of COVID restrictions worldwide and an unexpected surge in consumer demand has resulted in Emirates Airline aiming to recruit an additional 6,000 operational staff in the next six months. Read More »



Become a Well-rounded Aviation Leader

The 18-month Master programme (part-time) is jointly offered by the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA) and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Hong Kong. Read More »



Langkawi travel bubble to open to international tourists

Malaysia plans to open the Langkawi travel bubble to international tourists from December and possibly earlier, Malaysian Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Nancy Shukri, said. Read More »



Australian start-up Bonza announces leadership team

Experience with airlines such as Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Jet2.com and Virgin Blue will underpin new Australian low-cost carrier entrant, Bonza, when it takes to the skies next year. Read More »




Cebu Pacific introduces priority boarding

Cebu Pacific customers flying within the Philippines will have the option of priority boarding from October 28 when the LCC introduces its Go Ahead offering. Read More »



Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has welcomed Iskandar Mizal Mahmood as managing director of the group effective October 25. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Urban mobility company, HT Aero, a subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with a consortium of investors to raise over US$500 million for its Series A capital funding.